Carmelite Sisters Sing for Love of God and Souls
by Susan Klemond
Singing is part of daily life for the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles — they sing at Mass, during the Liturgy of the Hours and during grace at meals.
“We’re so used to singing together it’s not hard to pull our voices together,” said Sister Mary Scholastica.
From their musical tradition, the sisters are sharing songs about their relationship with God in hopes of drawing listeners closer to Christ.
Their seventh CD — called Lean Into the Wind — features a mix of chant, praise and worship and contemporary music.
“This CD, more than any of our others, has a more distinct variety,” said Sister Mary Scholastica, who was involved in producing the CD.
The album contains 14 songs, 12 of which are the sisters’ original compositions. All are meant as love songs to the Lord, said Sister Mary Scholastica.
“We have long used the gift of music to draw souls to Christ,” explained the Carmelite community’s superior general, Mother Judith.